Over the past seventy-five
years, the Music Library Association has become the world’s leading association
for music information professionals. It has grown into a dynamic organization
numbering over 1,800 music librarians, publishers, educators, and others
interested in music and performing arts information.
Your gift makes
a difference! The Music Library Association supports a variety of scholarship
through research and publication awards, and other special programs (see more
details about these on our "Donate
to MLA” page). Giving to MLA is also a wonderful way to honor the living or
to remember the deceased. Designate a specific fund or support MLA goals where
funds are most needed. Gifts from individuals, organizations, businesses and
foundations are critical to our mission.
Any gift, of
any size, helps MLA and is greatly appreciated. The value of your contribution
can be doubled by you or your spouse/partner’s employer through a matching gift
program. Check with the employer to see if they offer this program.
will help ensure a successful and vital future for the Music Library
Association. Gifts to MLA may be deductible as charitable contributions for
Federal income tax purposes.
Why donate to MLA?
Maintaining MLA’s position as the
leader in the field requires an ongoing commitment. Our mission is to train new
music information professionals, provide assistance with research, publish
material relevant to the field, and present diverse speakers at conferences in
order to enhance the knowledge of our members. To help meet these goals,
Why I Donate:
a video from the membership
and past donors to the MLA. [LINK forthcoming]
Choose How to
Honor Your Mentor
MLA’s Board of Directors determines the use of unrestricted
contributions based on the association’s current and future priorities.
invite your annual gift to The Orpheus Society at the following levels:
Founder's Level: $2,500+
President's Level: $1,000 +
recognition of your generosity, all members will receive an Orpheus Society
button at the annual conference. In addition, President's Level members are
invited to the Donors Reception with the MLA President during any given annual
conference. Founder's Level members are invited to the Donors Reception with
the MLA President during any given annual conference, and will be acknowledged
during the business meeting at the annual conference.
The Ostinato Club is a giving circle
for those MLA members who would like to donate to the Association on a monthly
basis. Regular monthly payments may be made by credit card, in any amount
starting at $10.00 per month, and may be directed to any of MLA’s endowment
funds, or be designated as an unrestricted gift. Enrollment in the Ostinato Club
is simple; when making a donation, simply select "Recurring Monthly Donation (until cancelled)”
under "Donation Type.”
Gift of Stock
A gift of
appreciated securities, such as stock and mutual funds, is an excellent way to
support MLA. Not only is giving stock simple, but it can provide a greater tax
benefit for you and your favorite charity than an equivalent cash gift.
Contact our Development Officer, Susannah Cleveland, with any questions you
offers planned giving opportunities.